Online game developer gets fresh data 50 times faster while cutting its data pipeline by 80 percent .
Because Snowflake can load and flatten a JSON structure of 2.5 million elements in less than two minutes, we’re able to run and process new event data every five minutes.
– Rolfe Lindberg, Head of Business Intelligence, DoubleDown Interactive
Learn how Snowflake helped DoubleDown consistently deliver industry-leading, online casino gaming experiences.
By gathering and analyzing gaming data, DoubleDown reveals insights that influence game design, enable rigorous marketing campaign evaluation and management, improve insight into player behavior, assess user experience, and uncover bugs and defects.
Analyzing this information requires combining data from multiple sources, including external third-party data from nearly 19 vendors. DoubleDown’s challenge required taking continuous data feeds from its games and integrating them with other data into a holistic representation of game activity, usability, and trends.
DoubleDown turned to Snowflake’s data warehouse built for the cloud to host the computing and data flow for all operational and game event data. The new system directly loads semi-structured data without transforming it first, making that data immediately available for queries.
Snowflake’s data warehouse built for the cloud has delivered DoubleDown increased scalability, lower infrastructure costs and higher agility in navigating new data flow and processing requirements – all of which helps the company stay ahead of their growth curve.
DoubleDown has only scratched the surface with its new implementation. They are developing real-time reporting for game performance so when they launch a new game, they can immediately monitor its performance almost immediately. They also plan to build alerts into games based on data outliers, to identify issues and gain visibility into where and why something is going wrong.